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  • adverb In an inane manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb vacuously or complacently and unconsciously foolish

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Examples

  • She sits in the far corner of his player's box so she can't hear other people nattering "inanely" about tennis.

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  • She sits in the far corner of his player's box so she can't hear other people nattering "inanely" about tennis.

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  • She sits in the far corner of his player's box so she can't hear other people nattering "inanely" about tennis.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • She sits in the far corner of his player's box so she can't hear other people nattering "inanely" about tennis.

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  • At a time when, as a Washington Post poll reported last week, 53 percent of Americans fear they can't make next month's mortgage or rent payment, the president chirped inanely to Jon Stewart that his top economics adviser, Lawrence Summers, who was paid $8 million by Wall Street firms while advising candidate Obama, had done a "heckuva job" in helping avoid another Great Depression.

    Robert Scheer: Payback at the Polls

  • At a time when, as a Washington Post poll reported last week, 53 percent of Americans fear they can't make next month's mortgage or rent payment, the president chirped inanely to Jon Stewart that his top economics adviser, Lawrence Summers, who was paid $8 million by Wall Street firms while advising candidate Obama, had done a "heckuva job" in helping avoid another Great Depression.

    Robert Scheer: Payback at the Polls

  • “Yes, absolutely, positively, definitely ... me,” he burbles inanely, taking hold of her hand again and impulsively lifting it to his lips.

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  • SIMON: I've got to tell, I am so glad you are throwing attention on Samuel Barber because I know enough about his life to know that he was - I don't mind saying - rather inanely mocked by so-called sophisticates during his career.

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  • Jake Cornell straightened up and cleared his throat inanely, and the

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  • They drank, sharing the bottle, Orphan grinning inanely.

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